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Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests offices will close in observance of Veterans Day on November 12

Columbia, SC—November 5, 2018 – Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U. S. military veterans. In observance of Veterans Day the Francis Marion & Sumter National Forests offices and all ranger stations will be closed on Monday, November 12. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, November 13 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Know Before You Go. Check the weather for the specific part of the Forest you will be visiting at http://www.weather.gov/cae/. Remember to practice good campfire safety and respect your public lands by packing out your trash.

For more information on the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests and its district offices, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/scnfs. We hope you enjoy your visit to the National Forests!